Fall to Winter Wreath: How to Make a Cute Reversible Scarecrow Snowman

Alicia W
by Alicia W
6 Materials
2 Hours

As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, it's time to embrace the spirit of the seasons with a delightful DIY project: crafting a reversible scarecrow snowman wreath.

This Fall to Winter wreath will not only elevate your home's curb appeal but also bring a touch of warmth and festivity to your front door.

In this easy-to-follow guide, I'll walk you through each step, helping you create a versatile decoration that can seamlessly transition from autumn's embrace to the enchantment of winter.

Tools and Materials

Craft a cute reversible wreath with lathing strips

1. Measure and Cut the Wood

Begin by measuring your wood to determine the height of your wreath. If you're using lathing strips, cut 4 strips in half using a utility knife.

If you prefer pallet wood, cut it to the desired size for a stand-alone decoration.

How to make a reversible scarecrow snowman wreath

2. Assemble the Base

Arrange the 8 wood pieces side by side, creating a solid base for your wreath.

Cut a piece of wood for the scarecrow's hat brim and another piece to match the width of the base.

Attach the hat pieces with a staple gun

Use a staple gun and 1/2" staples to secure the hat brim (placed at an angle) and bottom cross piece to the wood base.

Flip the piece over and add another hat brim (diagonal piece) to this side.

Paint the wood

3. Paint the Scarecrow

On the side without wood at the bottom, paint a scarecrow. Coat the hat brown with a water and paint mixture for a rustic look.

DIY fall to winter wreath tutorial

Add oval eyes (using a paint container cap). To make oval eyes, trace the cap's top edge, move the cap down about 1/2", then trace the other edge of the cap. Connect the two half circles with a line.

Paint the eyes black and add twinkle with white paint.

Allow the paint to dry.

Paint the face

To make the nose, draw a triangle and it paint orange.

When the paint is dry, trace the nose in black.

Draw the mouth

I made a squiggly mouth and added dash marks so it looked like it was sewn on. You can either use black paint or a Sharpie to draw the mouth.

Paint the snowman

4. Paint the Snowman

Flip your wood base and paint a snowman on the other side.

Paint his hat black, and his face white, then allow it to dry.

Next, add round eyes (tracing the paint bottle), a carrot nose, and a mouth with pink cheeks. Don't forget to include twinkle highlights in the eyes and on the cheeks.

Allow the paint to dry.

Add a scarf

5. Add Decorations

Hot glue your choice of decorations to the scarecrow's hat brim on both sides.

To conceal the wood at the bottom of the snowman, create a scarf by hot gluing a piece of material or a real scarf over it.

Attach the hat piece

Staple one piece of paddle/thin wire to each corner.

6. Secure the Wreath and Decorate

Staple a piece of paddle/thin wire to each corner of your wood base.

Step-by-step wreath crafting instructions

Using the wire, attach the scarecrow/snowman to the wreath.

Create a scarecrow snowman wreath at home

Now decorate each side with the appropriate ribbon and picks for each season. Add fall ribbon and decorations/picks to the wreath on the scarecrow side.

I decided to hot glue a bandanna to the scarecrows "neck".

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Make a reversible wreath with wood and paint

Scarecrow Snowman Wreath Tutorial

Here is our beautiful reversible scarecrow snowman wreath, perfect for welcoming both fall and winter with open arms.

When fall transitions into winter, simply flip the wreath for a snowy hello.

I'd love to see your seasonal creations—please share your thoughts and photos in the comments below.

Happy crafting!

Suggested materials:
  • 30" grapevine wreath   (Michael's or Amazon)
  • Lathing strips   (Lowe's or Amazon)
  • Paint   (Michael's or Amazon)
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  • Lmc2322939 Lmc2322939 on Sep 29, 2017

    Can you tell me the color of your door? I have been looking for a new color for mine and would like to try this color

  • Terri R. Lamkin Terri R. Lamkin on Oct 01, 2017

    Do you also use lathing strips for that brim?

  • Judypatoodie Judypatoodie on Oct 30, 2017

    Are you going to show what it looks like for the Christmas holiday?

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  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Sep 24, 2023

    Made one similar last year at spur of the moment with an old shutter, no one would buy for a dollar?!? Painted it white white then roughed it up rustic..Made a jack o lantern on one side and snowman on other. Used orange bag and cut out nose for both...Used buttons and glued on for eyes and mouth...So many compliments from all. Cost...nothing, Shutter came from old house many years ago and I always save orange, black and red bags and have tons of buttons and bows. The shiny, black hat was made from an inverted bag from an order, so Voila..Amazing what you can do for little or nothing...Go for it, all of you!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS COMING UP...🤩

  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Sep 24, 2023

    No question....Just so CUTE !!!!